Ron Pernick, managing director, oversees the development and production of Clean Edge's thematic stock indexes tracking clean energy, transportation, water, and the grid. Financial products tracking the firm's energy-transition and sustainable-infrastructure indexes exceed $4 billion in assets under management (as of February 2021). Ron is also the co-author of two books on clean-tech business and innovation, Clean Tech Nation (HarperCollins, 2012) and The Clean Tech Revolution (HarperCollins, 2007).
Ron co-authored the first report to identify the business and financial opportunities of clean technology (Clean Tech: Profits & Potential, 2001) and has since helped to popularize the term and advance the sector. He has taught MBA-level courses at Portland State University and New College and is a regular speaker at industry events in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to Clean Edge, Ron worked in the high-tech and telecommunications sectors, including with such early internet pioneers as Global Network Navigator, Internet In A Box, Preview Travel, and the WELL. He holds a BA from Michigan State University, including a year of international studies at Konan University in Kobe, Japan.